Post Number: 102
|Posted on Tuesday, 13 April, 2010 - 06:34: |
I have ventured into pre-war ownership with the recent acquisition of a 1936 25/30 Barker Limousine. Please may I ask for some assistance in compiling a list of suitable lubricants and service items? I am too young to know what they are talking about in the owner’s manual. My initial thoughts are that I can pretty much use the same oils and plugs I use in my Bentley Mk VI. Would this be true?
Spark plugs – There is no mention in the book as to what plugs I should use. Any ideas? Would Champion N12YC be OK?
Engine oil – The book says Price’s Motorine, Wakefield’s Castrol, Vacuum Mobiloil or Shell Aeroshell. I am fresh out of any of these mentioned, so would my usual choice of 20w50 be OK? (I am not a fan of full synthetics in old cars)
Rear axle – The book says Wakefield’s Hi-Press oil or Withmore’s “O”. May I use EP 90 gear oil like other normal people?
Hydraulic shock dampers – The book says Wakefield’s Castrol F or Vacuum Mobiloil Arctic. I used 20w motorcycle fork oil in my Mk VI. Is that OK?
Any other advice gladly accepted. I have never owned a pre-war car before.
Post Number: 30
|Posted on Wednesday, 03 August, 2011 - 15:56: |
you can find this on this website of RROCA
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Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, 02 March, 2012 - 05:38: |
engine oil castrol classic sae 30 unless a full flow oil filter kit has been fitted then i reccomend a modern 20/50 oil
gearbox same as above sae 30
rear axle 80/90 gear oil
chassis lube engine oil
steering box penrite steering box lube
water pump penrite water pump grease
antifreeze normal blue glykethrgine at 50/50 mix with water
all linkages i use an oil squirter can with 20/50
happy servicing phil
Post Number: 85
|Posted on Sunday, 01 April, 2012 - 08:59: |
I have to contradict some of your recommendations.
Gearbox - runs much better with 20w/50 mineral oil.
Rear axle MUST be EP80/90 as it is a hypoid gear set. Gear oil will wreck the differential.
Chassis one-shot system should be EP80/90. See R-R Service Bulletin CB63.
Post Number: 112
|Posted on Saturday, 22 September, 2012 - 16:40: |
Thank you very much for all the answers. Much appreciated!
Following all the negative publicity about modern coolants I have recently discovered Evans waterless coolant and have already installed it in my Bentley S1. So far I am very pleased with the results, and sleep better at night knowing that I don’t have to worry about corrosion or it attacking silicon and lead.
I will definitely be installing it in the 25/30 especially as the car is used less that my other classics. Have any of you tried it yet?